Bethel House provides interim housing for homeless families with children for up to one year while assisting them with utilizing various social services to transition them back to independent housing.
Bethel House utilizes six private housing units, located within the City of Whitewater, to support families with ties to the community. Bethel House also provides assistance for families on the verge of homelessness. Families not only receive financial help from Bethel House (on a short-term basis) with such expenses as rent, utility bills, food and gasoline, but also receive guidance in accessing available support services. Support services include credit/financial, vocational, and relationship counseling, legal and medical services, and transportation as needed in order to meet program goals.
Bethel House is an ecumenical project that provides housing and services to families confronted with homelessness. In 1994 a Bethel House Committee was formed to address this ever-growing concern. Many of the families served by Bethel House have experienced one or more of the following misfortunes: Loss of shelter due to a financial crisis, parents dealing with an unexpected divorce or broken relationship, fire victims, health related job loss, unacceptable overcrowding in a housing unit, and working families that are under-employed.
Bethel House does not receive or seek government funding, relying instead on churches, private contributions, United Way support, and two annual fundraisers. For additonal information about Bethel House please go to their website www.bethelhouseinc.org